Jana Gibson has accepted the role of Head of Member Services at APRA AMCOS, marking three years since a female has held a role at this leadership level.

Jana Gibson’s leadership appointment follows fellow female executive Sally Howland, who has been an Advisor to the Member Services division for four years. In fact, Howland was the one who recruited Gibson to her first role at APRA AMCOS 15 years ago, when she came on board as Corporate Events Manager.

Sally Howland said: “This role is about managing competing demands and exercising sound judgement and Jana will deliver strongly against that with her quiet confidence and her highly organised and solutions-driven mode of operation”.

Taking over from Dean Orsmton on June 1, Gibson will lead the membership team that works alongside and advocates for 95,000 members. That team includes staff in Writer Services, Member Relations, Publisher Relations and Repertoire, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA and the Live Music Office.

She’ll also oversee other member initiatives such as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office, SongHubs, SongMakers, Awards and outreach programs.

Incoming APRA AMCOS Head of Member Services Jana Gibson said:

“We need to be present in the lives of music creators throughout their careers and through business cycles. We are a vital part of the industry ecosystem as we provide services, opportunities and advocacy to support their livelihoods.